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DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 6TH AVE,
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States

Work Department

Private Equity; Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Consumer Goods, Food and Retail; Energy and Natural Resources; Healthcare; Industrials; Infrastructure, Construction and Transport; Insurance; Life Sciences; Media, Sport and Entertainment; Technology


Partner, Head of New York Private Equity


James is a strategic advisor to private equity funds and operating companies across many industries. He focuses his practice on representing private equity funds in all aspects of their investment activities.

These transactions include primary and secondary leveraged buyouts, add-on acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, divestitures and restructurings, including cross-border transactions involving numerous jurisdictions. He also regularly represents public and private operating companies and special purpose acquisition companies, across a variety of industries, including technology, information, media, business services, consumer goods and services, industrials and manufacturing, energy, engineering and infrastructure, food, agriculture, education, healthcare and life sciences.


J.D., Syracuse University College of Law; B.A., University of Washington